Written on: 11/03/2013
Oh yes, the inevitable anuanl spring cleaning. I actually look forward to it. But I do use cleaning to procrastinate other things that I should be doing, like my dissertation. Maybe my husband would like to tackle spring cleaning this year by himself?! LOL. Thanks for stopping by; following you back. (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2012
My second one and has failed on both occasions with the same problem! I thought the first failure was my fault but now realise after VERY careful use and following all the instructions this was not the case. Even though it should shred up to 6 sheets of standard thickness A4 paper it really struggles! Even doing one piece of paper at a time it gets badly clogged-up. Using the reverse function puts a huge strain on the motor and then going into normal mode again it just seizes! Try a credit... (read more)
Written on: 26/02/2011
Looks great and is very heavy but inside are tiny little plastic strips which are easily broken as the paper goes through and especially if there is one staple in the paper.
Sorry Fellowes,I will not be buying any of your shredders ever again!! (read more)
Written on: 19/02/2011
I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS SHREDDER!!!
As others have said:
*it won't take more than 2 or 3 sheets of paper at a time despite its claim to be able to manage 6 sheets.
*constantly jams meaning time is having to be spent picking out paper between the rotary cutters
*the lid is very heavy to take off when emptying the bin
*plastic cog has now broken meaning it will have to be thrown away
This is my second Fellowes shredder and thought it was my own mis-use of the first one that was the... (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2010
Avoid at all costs - shredder stopped working in less than 12 months (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2010
Did not last long bearing mind occasional use Plastic components failing inside and paper blocking system - not up to job at all.
would not take multiple sheets of paper (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2010 by nelliemoser (1 review written)
And I thought it was just my carelessness that had broken two of them! I had exactly the same problems as others I really recognised the comments about the cracking plastic noises! Does anyone know of a reliable brand?
If these are supposed to be the world toughest, it doesn't seem worth bothering with one at all. (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2010
Although it has plouged on for probably 3 yaers the performance has been poor. Slow with anything other than 1 sheet of 80g and clogged up a lot. Now something has sheared and although the motor works the shredder does not engage. A bit of a relief really beacuse I will now get arounbd to buying what I hope is a proper replacement (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2009
Had my P-45C for a year or so now. Bin size is too small and needs regularly emptying. Struggles to shred more than 2 sheets at a time and anything thicker than paper is a long drawn out affair. Shredding blades clog regularly and need clearing. This is a terrible piece of kit. Had two Fellowes shedders now and won't be buying another one. (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2009
Absolutely dreadful shredder. Weak motor, hardly takes one or two sheets at a time, not 6, constantly jams, eventually one of the plastic cogs inside has broken, after the housing sheared off and it filled its sealed electrical area with shredder paper. Yes, it feels solid, but its total rubbish. (read more)
Written on: 04/07/2009
The Fellowes P45C is extremely poor quality. Says it shreds 6 pieces of paper at a time - it struggles with two pieces. It was bought for domestic use and I'm extremely disappointed in this shredder, clogs up after every couple of shreds and refuses to do anything. A waste of time and money, using scissors would probably be quicker than this bulky, heavy piece of junk. (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2009
Had my Fellowes P45C for just over 3yrs but used very little about 3 months constant use over 3yr period (it really was hardly used for domestic use) broke when fed 4 sheets of A4 paper. The thing is out of warranty now having to replace. Considering how little it was used its very disappointing. Only get it if it is given to you for free otherwise invest in a pair of scissors. (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2009 by AKD
The Fellowes P45C will only shred 1 piece of paper at a time. Anymore it jams, very poor value (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2008
I've had mine for nearly 2 years of occasional use, cannot add more than 2 pieces of paper at a time and usually clogs up after about 15 pages. A gear has now broken and left it unusable, no spares are available from Fellowes.
I wouldn't recommend it (read more)
Written on: 06/10/2008
Slow, cannot seem to to shred more than 1 piece of paper at a time. Constantly jams and broke after a few weeks of use. Now gone through my 3rd one of these plus 1 of the P55 which is no better in my opinion. (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2008 by Louhenry (1 review written)
I bought this to use in a small home office. It only (just) shreds one sheet at a time and struggles with envelopes. When it jams it can take ages to unblock. It finally broke on me today despite constant oiling, when the plastic teeth above the cogs shattered and jammed inside it. Its going straight in the bin! I've only used it 3 or 4 times! (read more)
Written on: 19/06/2008 by Paperclip (1 review written)
Would not recommend this shredder. I'm surprised that anyone would market such a poor unit. It appears to tear the paper rather than shred it.
This shredder was used lightly in our home, not an office. (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2008 by haraldehrlich (1 review written)
My Fellowes paper shredder jammed after feeding 3-4 single sheets. Same result after exchanging the first unit for a new one. (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2008
Slow, heavy, and can hardly deal with one sheet effectively. A complete waste of money in my opinion. Not fit for purpose. (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2008
Don' t ever get it clogged up. It will self destruct the plastic frame of 'fingers' which house the rotary cutters. (read more)
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